WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Field closed to public after attack on sheep
PUBLISHED: 16:58 05 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:58 05 February 2016
A plea has been made for people to keep dogs on a lead after a sheep was attacked in Panshanger Park.
Two sheep were chased this morning in Panshanger Park, which is owned by Tarmac.
Panshanger Park people and wildlife officer Jennifer Gilbert, who works for Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, said: “We are sad to report that two of our sheep were chased and attacked by a dog off the lead. This attack led to one sheep sustaining over 10 separate bite wounds to its body including its face, side and rear.
“Both sheep have been taken back to the farm to be treated for their injuries and we hope they will be ok.
“The rest of the sheep are still in the field but in light of this incident we have taken the decision to shut this field off to all users to ensure no further attacks on a currently very shaken up flock of sheep.”
Jennifer highlighted that it was a criminal offence to let dog worry livestock and this incident has been reported to the police.
She added: “Unfortunately it was not witnessed by park staff and the owner was not present by the time the sheep were found.
“If you have any information on the incident please call the police on 101.”